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The Moat Tea Rooms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent tea room in a historic part of Canterbury, the range of teas i just mind blowing. Leaf tea can be bought to take away from a huge selection or purchased to drink in the tea room along with a good selection of snacks. Small, quaint and typically British, worth a visit.

Thank Steve M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tea rooms were very busy but we managed to get a table for four after a few minutes wait for a group finishing up. We had different teas and food requirements and the waitress was helpful. The service and food were good served with very pretty crockery.

Thank George M
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and setting is tranquil and a perfect venue for afternoon tea a positive experience. However the scones were very small and a bit dry and heavy in my opinion. I think they use a microwave to heat them which makes them more soft. It wouldn't take much to improve home made scones.

Thank Transalpiners
Las Palmas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trying the smiling monkey tea - it's fab! Also good for fresh sandwiches and salads. Service can be a little slow, but that's because they do stuff fresh. It's great to know staff are spending time preparing your food...

Thank James_in_LPdeGC
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most delightful tea shop with wonderful tea and a wide range of food. A pleasant and highly historic place and a delight to visit.

Thank 60canterb
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat upstairs, marvelling at the wonky floor and rough-hewn timbers within the white plastered walls. The tea was great, as was my custard tart. The owner and service staff were all extremely friendly and hospitable - highly recommended for both ambience and food/drink.

Thank Kane C
Caterham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit to the gorgeous tea room in Canterbury. Booked for a friend's surprise 40th birthday. We sent balloons and the staff decorated the table so beautifully. The sandwiches were lovely and the cakes are all homemade and very tasty. The staff are so very friendly. The weather was perfect so sitting in the garden was just wonderful. Would definitely... More 

Thank Michelle1904
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day trip to Canterbury and decided to stop there for a cream tea/lunch . It's a beautiful old building, cosy and decorated nicely. The staff are very nice and helpful. The tea menu is huge ! The cakes were beautiful, the scones soft and yummy, the little sandwiches delicious. Really perfect in quantity as well so I... More 

Thank UsagiYuki
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

For a tea lover the Moat sells the nicest tea in town! I've had several wonderful afternoons with friends and family.

Thank Simon C
Barcelona, Spain
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

I agree with the high evaluations of other reviewers. This is a great place for tea time. I want to emphasize the kindness of the staff. Our waitress was so kind and polite. it contributed to the atmosphere of the place with its different tea pots, wide selection of teas, great cakes. Just a wonderful little place.

Thank Francois C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784514

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?